Pi Epsilon Tau

The society's objectives are to create a closer bond between its student members and industry, to broaden the scope of activities of members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession.



Pi Epsilon Tau (ΠΕΤ) is Petroleum Engineering's Honor Society. Its purpose is to foster a closer bond between its members and the petroleum industry, to broaden the scope of activities of its members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the Engineering profession. Pi Epsilon Tau was founded at the University of Oklahoma in 1947 by Paul S. Johnston. Pi Epsilon Tau is governed by a National Council consisting of five members. Dr. Kenneth Gray of the University of Texas at Austin is the current National President.


Emblem: Derrick supported on a triangle, which denotes engineering in the oil industry

Banner: The flag is the emblem of the Honor Society superimposed on a three leaf clover, itself emblematic of St. Patrick

Colors: Black and Gold

Flower: Red Rose



Alpha University of Oklahoma

Beta - University of Tulsa

Gamma - Texas Tech University

Delta - Louisiana State University

Epsilon - University of Southern California *

Zeta - Marietta College

Eta - University of California at Berkeley

Theta - Pennsylvania State University

Iota - Louisiana Tech University

Kappa - University of Texas at Austin

Lambda - West Virginia University

Mu - University of Missouri at Rolla

Nu Mississippi State University

Xi - Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology

Omicron - Texas A&M University

Pi - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology *

Rho - University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Sigma - University of Wyoming

Tau - Colorado School of Mines

Upsilon - Texas A&I University

* Inactive at Present

Oh, gather round ye hearty folks,

And we'll drink a toast tonight.

For we are folks of Pi Ep Tau,

A frat with much foresight.

Brains are scattered here and there,

And some other stuff like that.

For in the petrol industry,

We're B.S. of the frat.


Pi Epsilon Tau: YaYa YaYa YaYa

YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa

We're Happy to be members,

And we hope you will agree,

That Pi Ep Tau with us, we think

Is THE fraternity, HEY!!

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